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Director of Music Position Vacant – Hyde Street Youth Band

The Hyde Street Youth Band, located in Footscray, Melbourne, is currently seeking applications for the position of Director of Music/Conductor.

HSYB currently has 35 members with all positions full including percussion. The band is the oldest youth band in Australia and is the current Victorian and National Junior C Grade Champions.  The band is a community based bands managed by an active volunteer committee who is always keen to involve the Musical Director in the planning and decision making process.

The Musical Director/Conductor will be responsible for directing the HSYB which rehearses on Wednesday evening from 7.00 to 8.30pm. They will also be expected to be involved with performances and competitions including the State and National Championships in 2017 (Launceston) and 2018 (Melbourne) which HSYB has already planned to attend.  Additional support is available for local festival conducting and less important events as well as a Band Major for Marches.

HSYB shares a band room with the A Grade Footscray Yarraville City Band and Western Brass with whom we also share a good relationships not to mention some equipment. The members of  FYCB also assist at times with mentoring our members especially in the lead up to combined events such as the Yarraville Carols in the Park.

The ideal candidate would have past experience in the education of youth musicians. The ability to relate yet remain respected by the band members has been integral to the success of the past and a trait we are very keen to maintain. Whilst an honorarium is offered, the driver must be the love of music and the reward from developing the musical talent of youth.

Applications should be made in the first instance to David Greilach, President Hyde Street Youth Band including a resume via email to president@hsyb.org.au. A current Working with Children check is a mandatory requirement, a copy of which should be included with you application. Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the President, David Greilach on 0419 527 120.

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Moreland City Band Archiving Project- help required

Moreland City Band (MCB) are looking for a reliable person or two to supervise two people who will be archiving the MCB library over the next six months. The project involves scanning the MCB library into PDF files which will be stored electronically. The supervisor will have to be on site to assist with questions, and to make sure the sheet music is properly scanned and recorded. The supervisor will have to be on site for 6 hours, at least one day a week. The project will take place three days a week at the MCB band hall, 16 Cross St, East Brunswick.

This is a voluntary position. The supervisor will have to have a current Police Check. MCB will reimburse application fees for a police check if the supervisor does not already have one.

It would suit somebody who is interested in the history of brass band music, and is interested in preserving a wonderful legacy.

Interested parties can contact Howard Norsetter at hnorsetter@gmail.com or call him directly at 0412585314.

 

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Brass for a disadvantaged school – Call for spare Instruments

Brass program at a disadvantaged state school in Hampton Park is looking for instruments.

If any band has surplus instruments that they no longer need please let us know. We are open to donations but if they are in reasonable order and playable we have a small budget.

Thank you in anticipation.

Please contact Mal Grimmett at grimmett.malcolm.m@edumail.vic.gov.au

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2015 State Band Championships – Entries Now Open

The Victorian Bands’ League is pleased to announce that entries for the 2015 State Band Championships are now open and that the competition will be adjudicated by Mark Ford.

Check out the 2015 State Band Championships event page to find out more!

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2015 Victorian State Solo & Ensemble Championships Entries Now Open!

The VBL is pleased to announce that entries for the 2015 Victorian State Solo & Ensemble Championships are now open!

Go to the 2015 Victorian State Solo & Ensemble Championships event page to find out more.

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2014 State Band Championships – Results

The 2014 State Band Championships were a fantastic success, with bands from all over the state, and one from South Australia, taking part. There was fierce competition in all grades and very deserving winners. The Victorian Bands’ League would like to thank the Royal South Street Society, Fine Music and Brassbanned for their support and hard work over the weekend. Thanks must also go to our adjudicator, Mr Sean Priest for his fantastic work.

Click here to be taken to the 2014 State Band Championships Results page.

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2014 State Band Championships – Live Streaming!

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Brassbanned.com – Live Streaming

The battle is on again to see who will be crowned the Champion Bands for 2014!

The VBL is excited to announce that the 2014 State Band Championships (Aug 16 & 17) will be streamed live from Her Majesty’s Theatre, Ballarat by the team at Brassbanned.com!

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Night of Champions

Come and be a part of the VBL’s Night of Champions!

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2014 State Band Championships – Entries Now Open!

The VBL are pleased to announce that entries are now open for 2014.

Go to the State Band Championships Event Page to find out more!

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2014 Bendigo Eisteddfod Results

Results for the 2014 Bendigo Eisteddfod are now available on the Results Page. The VBL wishes to congratulate the winning bands as well as all bands that participated in the contest on some terrific performances and great music made.

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